What happened in LCF 10-20-30 Years ago?

Ten Years Ago

The Flintridge Inn, on Foothill Boulevard at Hobbs Drive, closed after four years of operation. The new proprietor, Kevin Finch, announced renovations were underway at the property, which would open that spring under the name “Dish.”


Twenty Years Ago

Mike Trueblood of La Cañada Flintridge, an active member at St. Bede the Venerable Church, was elected president of the board of directors of Catholic Big Brothers. He had been involved with the agency since 1983.


Thirty Years Ago

“Still Friends,” the city’s 1982 Rose Parade float, took first place for best float in cities with populations of 20,000 to 30,000. In an updated version of Aesop’s fable, a fully animated tortoise pedaled his tricycle while towing a hare riding in a toy wagon.


Forty Years Ago

Snow covered the San Gabriel Mountains above La Cañada in the wake of a winter storm.


Fifty Years Ago

With fears rising that the Soviet Union would bomb the U.S., Dr. William Pickering, then director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, told the La Cañada school board that he was more concerned over an impending major earthquake in California than an atomic attack. The school board had sought Pickering’s input on how to provide fallout protection in school buildings. Pickering said a priority should be to store larger supplies of emergency materials in various distribution centers in the community.


Sixty Years Ago

La Cañada’s postmaster, H. Edwin Cooper, reported that total receipts at the local post office reached just over $62,000 in 1951, a 17% increase over 1950. There were seven postal carriers on staff, up from just one carrier in 1946.

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